Wednesday, December 13, 2017
This is a 25 km standard gauge Y shaped line (or pair of lines) opened in 1910, on which the trains are known as the Saint Bernard Express. At Sembrancher is the junction for the respective termini of Orsiers and Le Chable.
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A pic taken in 1949. For details, see the book The Aircraft of Air New Zealand and affiliates since 1940
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On the then 3rd rail electrified line, which still uses a cog wheel system, between Martigny and Le Chatelard, see earlier posts.
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He injured himself with burns and 3 other people also reported to local hospitals for minor injuries like ringing in the ears and headaches.
Obviously the intent of the 27-year-old Bangladeshi perpetrator was to achieve more mayhem than that, but his pipe bomb he was wearing failed to explode as he intended.
Daily Mail (UK) article
Daily Mail (UK) article
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Electrification of the main Queensland coal railways took place later that decade. The inset shows a Harris electric multiple unit on the Melbourne suburban system. For details of both, see the book Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Certainly before September 1952 as that was when the Hippodrome theatre (dating from 1911) was demolished.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017
|A photo probably taken about 100 years ago of the Heathcote station on the Christchurch side of the tunnel.|
Newshub item -- and of course see our books.
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Monday, December 4, 2017
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On route S1 to Wedel. The 3-car sets (power car+trailer+power car) dated from the late 1930s, although more were built in the 1950s. Power supply on the Hamburg S-Bahn is 1200 V DC from a third rail.
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This train and bus station's name comes from its proximity to the Palace of the Intendant of New France. and is today served by Via Rail, and by the private coach company Orléans Express.
Built in 1915 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the two-storey châteauesque station is similar in design to the Château Frontenac in Québec City. The station had no passenger rail service from 1976 to 1985, although it once again hosts regular daily services west to Montreal's Central Station via Drummondville. It was designated a Heritage Railway Station in 1992.
|A view from August 1971 when a dismal parking lot dominated the scene.|
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Abdel Hamid, who came to Egypt six years ago following the outbreak of the Syrian uprising/civil war, wants to modernize the country’s tuk-tuks with his red-colored, four-wheel, environmentally-friendly mini-car, while also reducing fuel consumption in face of the country’s recent fuel price hikes.
According to the 34-year-old businessman, who is also mechanics-savvy, the new, elegantly-designed tuk-tuk runs on electricity. A fully charged battery allows it to operate for 8-10 hours. In the future, he also hopes to provide the vehicles with air conditioning.
Further, Abdel Hamid and his team are planning to launch a mobile phone application with a GPS function. However, that, he said, depends on the Egyptian authorities agreeing to license the new vehicles and support such a project.
Abdel Hamid’s vehicle is currently on sale for LE 36, 000 ($US 2,040), cheaper than a regular tuk-tuk which costs about LE 38, 000. The three-wheeled vehicles, which have become common in both urban and rural areas in Egypt, are mostly imported from India and China.
Abdel Hamid’s mini-car has already caught the attention of some tuk-tuk drivers who have started asking about it.
Full article on the Egyptian Streets website
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